Economic information and data can be treated as a product, and there are companies that specialise in gathering such data for entrepreneurs, called credit reference agencies or credit bureaus. The date provided by these companies is supposed to assist entrepreneurs in taking business decisions. In his article, the author presents the notion of economic information and industrial espionage, the legal basis for such activities in Poland, and the breaches of regulations related to the profession, which has appeared in our country only recently.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.